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Americans benefit from helping Africans

| August 15, 2014

By LaTrina Antoine Special to the NNPA from the AFRO WASHINGTON  (NNPA)–Increasing United States investment opportunities in Africa could help the economy create more jobs for Americans, according to U.S. officials “Our economic and commercial partnership is a two-way street,” Penny Pritzker, U.S. secretary of commerce, told African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Summit. “Goods and […]

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Dr. King’s work must be completed for the sake of all

| August 15, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. famously stated in his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” He was addressing criticisms that he was an “outsider” in Birmingham, and the struggle there for the rights of its citizens was none of his concern. Yet Dr. King knew better, recognizing that […]

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Ugandan gays rejoice at pride rally after court rejects oppressive law

| August 14, 2014
Ugandan gays rejoice at pride rally after court rejects oppressive law

(GIN)—At a gay pride rally on the shores of Lake Victoria, over 100 members of Uganda’s oppressed sexual minority led a party of music, dancing and laughter. The event marked the “unbanning” of the gay community by an act of the Supreme Court which found a draconian anti-homosexual ordinance to be unconstitutional. Festival-goers wore Pride-themed […]

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Spotlight on Carmen Hicks of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & More

| August 14, 2014
Spotlight on Carmen Hicks of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & More

What’s up, babies? I hope, you enjoyed reading about the Frost Media App last week and all it has to offer. I’m still looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your beautiful smiles. And, as always, I hope that you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourself and others some well […]

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CANI Head Start announces lunch program

| August 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) recently announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free lunches at no separate charge to children in the Head Start preschool program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age […]

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Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

| August 14, 2014
Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Allow me to commence by saying that I hate sitting through 10 minutes of previews! I don’t care if certain actresses and actors are being promoted; but, on Aug. 1, opening day of “Get on Up,” I managed to not gag because of the previews. With that said, I wish I […]

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Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders

| August 14, 2014
Taxpayers fund corporate tax avoiders

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Last quarter’s rate of economic growth is good news, especially after the economy stalled, losing momentum in the first quarter of 2014. Many said it was an aberration, caused by bad weather, especially since economic growth in the last half of 2013 was more than three percent.  On the surface, […]

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Obituaries: August 13-19 Edition

| August 13, 2014
Obituaries: August 13-19 Edition

Daisy Ruth Alexander-Ivory, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Selma, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Alexander. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma. In the summer of 1973, she moved to Fort Wayne. She […]

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This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

| August 13, 2014
This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

FORT WAYNE—Some people say there’s a solution to every problem. At the very least, there is a way to find peace in the midst of any of life’s storms. That’s the central message behind the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, set for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park. According to Amnesty & Deliverance Community […]

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Legendary Mavis Staples to perform at Foellinger Aug. 23

| August 13, 2014
Legendary Mavis Staples to perform at Foellinger Aug. 23

FORT WAYNE—Legendary gospel/soul pioneer Mavis Staples is scheduled to bring her own special brand of music to the Summit City at 8 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s as a member of The Staples Singers, to the engaged protest of […]

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